Urban air mobility company Volocopter has partnered with Los Angeles-based Urban Movement Labs (UML) to explore the application of Volocopter’s UAM solutions in the Los Angeles area. As part of Volocopter’s US market campaign, the company will also be present at CoMotion LA from 16 – 18 November for the public to learn more about this new mode of urban transportation.
UAM is a subcategory of advanced air mobility (AAM) that focuses on how advanced aircraft operate in and around cities. Today, Volocopter is developing its electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft to provide commercial transportation services for passengers and goods – 100 percent electric and emission-free in flight. Furthermore, this mobility service will be positioned to support existing transport options, introduce new local employment opportunities, and provide point-to-point connections at costs similar to current taxi fares.
“Our partnership with Urban Movement Labs is a great entryway into the US with our innovative UAM services,” said Christian Bauer, Volocopter CCO. “By leading the conversation about urban air mobility with broad stakeholders in Los Angeles, Volocopter can strategically identify and address how our services can benefit cities in the country. More importantly, we are also gaining real insights into living transportation ecosystems in the US to build the best complimentary service to other modes of transportation for our future passengers.”
“Volocopter is one of the promising urban air mobility options for adding new layers of connectivity and travel options for Angelenos,” said Clint Harper, Urban Air Mobility Fellow with Urban Movement Labs. “Their partnership with Urban Movement Labs shows that they are interested in learning how they can improve the mobility experience of Angelenos through a shared vision. Partnerships like this are an important step in launching this innovative industry with community in mind. We are excited to share this journey with UAM trailblazers like Volocopter.”